hour of need

Hour of need
A time when someone really needs something, almost a last chance, is their hour of need.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • in someone's hour of need — in (someone s) hour of need at a time when someone needs help very much. I shall never forget that they were the people who helped me in my hour of need …   New idioms dictionary

  • in hour of need — in (someone s) hour of need at a time when someone needs help very much. I shall never forget that they were the people who helped me in my hour of need …   New idioms dictionary

  • hour — [ aur ] noun *** ▸ 1 60 minutes of time ▸ 2 a long time ▸ 3 time in which you do something ▸ 4 particular time of day ▸ 5 point in history/life ▸ 6 exact time ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hour — W1S1 [auə US aur] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(60 minutes)¦ 2¦(business/work etc)¦ 3 (work) long/regular etc hours 4¦(time of day)¦ 5¦(long time)¦ 6¦(o clock)¦ 7 1300/1530/1805 etc hours 8 by the hour/from hour to hour 9 lunch/din …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hour */*/*/ — UK [ˈaʊə(r)] / US [aʊr] noun Word forms hour : singular hour plural hours 1) a) [countable] a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is usually called half an hour, 15 minutes can be called a quarter of an hour, and 45 minutes can …   English dictionary

  • hour — noun 1 period of sixty minutes ADJECTIVE ▪ full, solid ▪ I slept for eight solid hours. ▪ contact, credit (AmE) (both education) ▪ the …   Collocations dictionary

  • hour — n. 1) to show, tell the hour (my watch shows the minute and hour) 2) a solid ( full ) hour (the police grilled him for three solid hours) 3) an ungodly ( very early ); ( very late ) hour (she called at an ungodly hour) 4) the decisive hour; or:… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • need — need1 W1S1 [ni:d] v 1.) [T not in progressive] to have to have something or someone, because you cannot do something without them, or because you cannot continue or cannot exist without them = ↑require ▪ You don t really need a car. ▪ Plants need …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hour — noun (C) 1 60 MINUTES a period of 60 minutes. There are 24 hours in a day: The flight to Moscow takes just over three hours. | Karen is paid $10 an hour. | in an hour/in an hour s time (=an hour from now): I ll be back in an hour. | an hour s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • need — 1 /ni:d/ verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 MUST to feel that you must have something or must do something; require: need sth: That was what I needed strong, hot coffee. | I don t need your approval, thank you very much. | need to do sth: I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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